Institutes and Special Facilities

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Biomedical Biotechnology Research Institute

The Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) was launched in 1998 as an innovative research and training institute dedicated to the advancement of fundamental knowledge of human diseases, particularly those that disproportionately affect under-represented minority groups.

Research Institute

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise

With a strong research focus, particularly in the areas of drug discovery and manufacturing technology, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) is one of the newest and most innovative biotechnology educational initiatives in the country and the only formal biotech degree program offered by a North Carolina university.

Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Law Institute

The Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Law Institute focuses on four major research areas: biotechnology and patent law, pharmaceutical regulation, bioethics, and technology transfer.

Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research

The Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research (CIHDR) is a partnership between the Department of Nursing at Winston-Salem State University, North Carolina Central University, and the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Center for Science, Math, and Technology Education

The Center for Science, Math, and Technology Education (CSMTE) was established by the Board of Trustees in February 2005, with Dr. Sandra L. White, professor of biology, serving as its first director.

Computational Center for Fundamental and Applied Science and Education

The Computational Center for Fundamental and Applied Science and Education (CCFASE) unites investigators from five departments in the College of Science and Technology at NC Central, leveraging established strengths in computational research and education across the departmental disciplines as Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology.

Dispute Resolution Institute

Launched in the spring semester of 2000, the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clinic provides future lawyers with hands-on experience in the art of mediation, often resulting in a faster, less expensive, and more satisfactory resolution to a legal issue for a client and the court system.

Health Careers Center

The mission of the Health Careers Program is to promote academic excellence and scholarship, provide outreach programs, sponsor enrichment activities, and offer professional and developmental services, counseling, summer clinical experiences, and overall student academic support services to NC Central.

Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development

Institute for Homeland Security and Workforce Development is a leading trainer in emergency preparedness, targeting rural communities, faith communities, and low-income, low-wealth communities.

Institute for the Study of Minority Issues

The mission of the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues is to promote faculty, student, and institutional research related to minorities, particularly African Americans, in the New South. 

Juvenile Justice Institute

The Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) at NC Central was established in 1999 by the General Assembly (Senate Bill 399).  Located within the Department of Criminal Justice, JJI was founded to promote the exchange of information and human resource development to help facilitate prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency.

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